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Know Your Operator

Know your operator: Leah Ham 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, January 20, 2023 8:00:00 AM
After 20 years of working in the print industry, Leah Ham needed to find a new career. “I took an interest inventory and it said I’d be interested in trains,” Ham said. “So, I thought that I should look at Metro Transit.” She’s ridden [...]

Metro Transit tattoo helps son remember father 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, January 12, 2023 1:02:00 PM
A Metro Transit tattoo helps Jarrett Ballard not only remember his father but also connect with others. “I used to ride the bus with him as a kid – those old red buses and green uniforms,” Ballard said. “Just by riding with him and seeing him [...]
How We Roll

How We Roll: Operator David Dieken 

| Saturday, January 7, 2023 2:11:00 PM
How We Roll celebrates Metro Transit employees who regularly ride transit and other forms of sustainable transportation. Read more How We Roll Q&As here. How do you get to work? A couple years ago, I transferred to Heywood Garage so [...]
D Line Ridership

Corridor ridership up 50% after D Line’s opening 

| Saturday, January 7, 2023 1:41:00 PM
When snow fell in December, Bloomington resident Laura Johnson hopped on a METRO D Line bus to reach her job as an administrative employee at Children's Hospital. “I like that I can close my eyes, listen to a podcast, and not stress about [...]
Bus Shelters

New guidelines provide 'starting place' for bus stop accessibility improvements 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, January 2, 2023 6:26:00 AM
Metro Transit is on a mission to create better bus stops – and that means ensuring they can be used by anyone. To support ongoing accessibility improvements, staff visited more than 900 bus stops to begin gathering data about existing [...]
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